Tattoo Inspired Swatch Watches

By Butterboom Writers  /  September 20, 2012

Art for your wrist.

Swiss watchmakers Swatch have been collaborating with artists under the Swatch & Art moniker since the mid-1980s. The aim is to combine imaginative aesthetics with technical innovations. Their latest partnership sees them draw inspiration from the fascinating world of tattoo art and they have teamed up with French tattoo artist Tin-Tin and Swiss visual artist Emmanuelle Antille. The result; five, seriously cool pieces of wrist-wear.

Tin-Tin, France’s leading tattoo artist, has created three designs; Draconem, Fried Snake and Waved Koï, all on the New Gent model. His intricate and vibrant designs draw stimulus from Japanese imagery; peaceful carp, fearsome snakes and powerful dragons come to life across the strap and dial of these Swatches.

The two New Gent watches created by artist Emmanuelle Antille, who is more used to working with the mediums of film and photography, were inspired by a photographic project which explored the work of a noted family of tattoo artists, the Leu family. Both her Dark Graft and Blue Graft designs translate elements of intricate tattoos onto the watches.

We love these fun swatch watches and they are an easy way to get some tattoo art on.

How much?

  •  HK$650 each

Where to buy?

  • Shop 2A, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong.
  • G/F, 53 – 55 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Leave a Reply